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ITALY

 

April car sales Italy 2015 plus historyItalian consumers are back and buying

Like Turin’s Juventus F.C, which is back in the Champions League final for the first time since 2003, Italy’s car market, after spending half a dozen years out in the wilderness, is now also in the throes of making a well orchestrated comeback 

  > Italy’s long-battered car market to rise at long last – gas in retreat
 
> Less pain in Spain - Strong recovery but car sales still remain off pre-crisis levels

 

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WESTERN EUROPE

Mercedes 4x4 4 Matic image and graphEurope’s ongoing love-affair with 
4-driven wheels

Europeans, it seems, have not only retained their passionate love-affair with latest SUV-Crossovers, which still stand out as the region’s hottest sector, almost the same goes for consumers’ unwavering appetite for all-wheel 4x4 drive vehicles of all types 

  > Switzerland - Europe’s 4WD capital
 
> Wallet-friendly Small-Sector based Crossovers now all the rage in Europe

 


 

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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterTruckonomous Future - 
Autonomous Trucking

"Yes, autonomous driving, all too familiar to most of us by way of the automatic pilot on planes, will likely pave the way for truck-trains to cross most fuel-efficiently up and down the nations’ motorway systems
Peter Schmidt - Editor

 
> EDITORIAL | Autonomous driving – held back by legal constraints rather than lack of technological know-how

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE

West European 4x4 share all-wheel drive shareEurope’s unstoppable rise of SUV-Crossovers 

SUV-Crossovers of all sizes, including an avalanche of taller than average models based on otherwise cheap and cheerful small cars are still attracting much of the buying among European consumers who, it appears, are still pursuing today’s trendy taste for the outdoor lifestyle. 

  > Wallet-friendly Small-Sector based Crossovers now all the rage in Europe
 
> Belated Japanese love-affair with oh so trendy SUV-Crossovers?

 


 

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JAPAN 

Toyota Group Profit margin 2015 Fiscal Year plus history and future Toyota, with last year’s 10.1% operating margin, outshines all of Europe’s aristocratic old guard

Mass market car maker Toyota - despite selling 10.23 million vehicles last year – reveals a level of profitability that most of the world’s leading prestige carmakers would happily chose to brag about. In terms of overall profitability, with a sky-high operating margin of 10.1 per cent during its last fiscal year, Toyota now belongs to the prestige- rather than mass-market category. 

  > Falling Yen poses big threat to US car manufacturers
 
> Belated Japanese love-affair with oh so trendy SUV-Crossovers?

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE  AID EXCLUSIVE

April West European Passenger car sales AID Newsletter Exclusive figuresApril Passenger Car Sales
Europe’s car market remains on course for sunnier climes

Figures compiled by AID show that West Europe’s car market has started to recover some of its kick. After growing firmly for the past twenty months, this April saw yet another 6.8 per cent rise, thus keeping the market on track for a markedly better than earlier expected full year turnout. 

  > PSA hits rock bottom
 
> All is not lost for Europe’s long-squeezed volume carmakers

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
> EUROPE  4x4 CAR SALES SHARE  
 

By country 2014

> EUROPE CAR SALES  
 

>  By country April 2015 v April 2014
By country 4-months 2015 v 4-months 2014

> EUROPE CAR SALES  
 

By manufacturer and marque  April 2015 v April 2014
>  By manufacturer and marque  4-months 2015 v 4-months 2014

> ITALY CAR SALES  
 

By manufacturer and marque  April 2015 v April 2014
>  By manufacturer and marque  4-months 2015 v 4-months 20145

> EUROPE IN-DEPTH REPORT ::PEUGEOT CITROËN::  
 

In depth look into PSA's West European sales performance

 

 

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ELECTRIC  AID EXCLUSIVE 

Q1 electric car sales graphic and data Western Europe AID NewsletterHigh Voltage March - Best month for electric car sales in Europe 

A contrasting rosy tale of flourishing electric car sales in just one market still contrasts with the ongoing sorry tale in the vast majority of the region’s other markets where the electric car industry is still presented with frustratingly few visible signs of progress for their considerable ongoing efforts

  > VW’s e-Golf dethrones Nissan’s LEAF during opening 2-months
 
> Hybrid cars made up only 1.6 per cent of last year’s West European new car marke

 


 

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ELECTRIC  AID EXCLUSIVE

Nissan Leaf Western Europe Q1 salesThree months into the year LEAF heads W-Europe’s electric car league 

In Western Europe, the Sunderland-built Nissan LEAF tops the best-seller list, accounting for 25.7 per cent of all new electric cars registered during this year’s opening first quarter, according to AID’s exclusively compiled figures. One of the new recent arrivals, the second-placed e-Golf, took another 16.4 per cent

  > Hardly an electrifying start to Europe’s 2015 electric car season

 

 

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